Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm

Birthplace: 
St. Louis, Missouri
Birthday: 
March 10

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Jon Hamm’s nuanced portrayal of the high-powered, philandering advertising executive Don Draper on Mad Men has firmly established him as one of Hollywood’s most talented and versatile actors, and earned him numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, Television Critics Association Award and a Critics’ Choice Television Award, as well as multiple Emmy and Screen Actors Guild nominations. He has also joined with the entire cast to twice win the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series.

On the big screen, Hamm starred in the baseball drama Million Dollar Arm, based on a script by Thomas McCarthy. In 2012, Hamm starred in Friends With Kids (which he also produced), for writer/director/star Jennifer Westfeldt, opposite Adam Scott, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Megan Fox. His previous film credits include Bridesmaids, Ben Affleck’s The Town, Zack Snyder’s fantasy thriller Sucker Punch, Howl, Shrek Forever After, in which he voiced the character Brogan, The Day The Earth Stood Still, and Jennifer Westfeldt’s Ira & Abby, Kissing Jessica Stein and We Were Soldiers 

Hamm recently finished production on Clear History with Larry David for director Greg Mottola and completed work on A Young Doctor’s Notebook, a BBC miniseries in which he stars opposite Daniel Radcliffe (and also executive produced). Hamm’s appearances on the Emmy-winning comedy 30 Rock have earned him 3 Emmy nominations for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, and he has hosted Saturday Night Live 3 times to critical acclaim. His additional television credits include IFC’s The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, The Division, What About Brian, The Unit, and Providence as well as voice work on Metalocalypse, The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers and more. 

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Hamm received his Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Missouri-Columbia and currently resides in Los Angeles.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

16 Nominations 1 Emmy

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series - 2015

  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, as Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Netflix
  • Universal Television, Little Stranger Inc., 3 Arts Entertainment and Bevel Gears for Netflix

Outstanding Drama Series - 2015

  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, Producer
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television / UROK Productions

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - 2015

  • Winner
  • Jon Hamm, as Don Draper
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television / UROK Productions

Outstanding Drama Series - 2014

  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, Producer
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - 2014

  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, as Don Draper
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - 2013

  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, as Don Draper
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television

Outstanding Drama Series - 2013

  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, Producer
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - 2012

  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, as Don Draper
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series - 2012

  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, as Abner and David Brinkley
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios

Outstanding Drama Series - 2012

  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, Producer
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - 2011

  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, as Don Draper
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - 2010

  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, as Don Draper
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series - 2010

  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, as Dr. Drew Baird
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series - 2009

  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, as Dr. Drew Baird
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - 2009

  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, as Don Draper
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - 2008

  • Nominee
  • Jon Hamm, as Don Draper
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television

Photos

  • Andy Samberg and Jon Hamm embrace backstage at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards. 

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  • Elisabeth Moss and Jon Hamm at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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  • Jon Hamm accepts an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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  • Jon Hamm accepts an award at the 67th Emmy Awards. 

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  • Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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  • Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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  • A display of the Jon Hamm issue of emmy magazine at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.

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  • Jon Hamm, January Jones, and Vincent Kartheiser onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.

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  • Jon Hamm and January Jones onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.

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  • The cast of Mad Men say goodbye onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.

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  • The cast of Mad Men say goodbye onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.

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  • Jon Hamm and January Jones onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.

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  • Jon Hamm, January Jones, and Vincent Kartheiser onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.

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  • Panel moderator Debra Birnbaum and Jon Hamm onstage at "A Farewell to Mad Men," May 17, 2015 at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, California.

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  • Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm of Mad Men and Kristen Wiig of The Spoils of Babylon at the 66th Emmys Governors Ball.

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  • Jon Hamm and January Jones of Mad Men at the 66th Emmys Governors Ball. 

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  • (From left) Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves, Jon Hamm, and Jennifer Westfeldt at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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  • Jon Hamm (l) of Mad Men and Jennifer Westfeldt (r) at the 66th Emmys.

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  • Jon Hamm of Mad Men and Jennifer Westfeldt arrive at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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  • Jon Hamm and Alec Baldwin present the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
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  • Jon Hamm and Alec Baldwin on stage at the 65th Emmys
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  • Seat cards for the 65th Emmy Awards.
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  • Actors Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt
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  • Writer Matthew Weiner (C) with cast and crew of "Mad Men"
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  • Actors Elisabeth Moss, Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, January Jones and John Slattery pose with the cast of "Mad Men"
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  • Jon Hamm & Betty White at the 62nd Primetime Emmy® Awards
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  • Primetime Emmys 2012: Backstage
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  • Elisabeth Moss, Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, Vincent Kartheiser, John Slattery, Jarrod Harris, Robert Morse
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  • Elisabeth Moss, Jon Hamm
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  • Still of Jon Hamm and John Slattery in Mad Men
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February 13, 2015